Tuesday October 6th, 2015

The exercise:

Write two haiku about: the planets.

Kat had another prenatal yoga class in Oliver this morning, so Max and I went along to drop her off and then play in the park for an hour. Lunch afterward again. It's becoming a bit of a weekly ritual.

She's still having a lot of up and down days, especially with her stamina, but I think things continue to trend toward getting over the morning sickness the first trimester uses as its calling card.

Me? It's only Tuesday and I'm already feeling a bit lost knowing that I'm not harvesting on Friday and attending the farmers market on Saturday.

Mine:

Round and round they go,
dancers performing cosmic
choreography

*     *     *

This planet has had
enough of us... but no one
else wants us either

3 Comments:

Greg said...

As weekly rituals go, that's not a bad one to have! Let's hope the weather doesn't cause too many complications with it. And I'm sure you'll find something to do with your new spare time, or rather, I'm sure that the people around you will spot that you seem to have spare time and find things for you do to with it ;-)
I think it's a draw between your two haiku this week; the first has beautiful use of language, and the second is pithy and direct.

The planets
Summer follows Spring,
Acid rain is typical,
This is just Venus.

Uranus winter:
Rain (methane), gusting winds (fast!),
No warmth for... ever.

[It seems only one of the planets has a six letter name, so that's the acrostic today.]

morganna said...

Immensely huge to
Us, yet the tiniest speck
Of the universe.

Marc said...

Greg - thanks for the kind words on mine. I was quite proud of my first one, as I had a bit of a struggle squeezing 'cosmic choreography' in there :)

Quite enjoyed both of your haiku as well, especially considering the acrostic you pulled off. Though I feel like I should point out that there is one other six letter planet name... and that you used it in your second haiku.

Morganna - you've captured the ridiculous scale of the universe very nicely here. It's strange to think how trivial so many things truly are when put into that context.